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Archbishop Lori's Homily - Christmas
Dec 28 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori asks, are we accessible to God?

Our Back Pages: All in the Abingdon family – for 150 years
Dec 22 2016
St. Francis de Sales Parish in Abingdon has its roots in a Christmas Mass 150 years ago.

Christmas and the divine proximity
Dec 22 2016
God is Emmanuel, God-with-us, in the midst of our lives, not outside them.

Respect sick, elderly: Oppose doctor-assisted suicide
Dec 21 2016
I encourage you to advocate for true compassion by opposing any proposals to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in Maryland.

Miracles are all around us
Dec 20 2016
Miracles have been on my mind lately, especially since I spoke with our friend Kate Mahoney about her miracle – documented by the Vatican – that led to the beatification of St. Marianne Cope.

Archbishop Lori's Homily - 4th Sunday of Advent
Dec 19 2016
It is not as if the Lord is no longer seeking us. Usually, it is we who are hiding from the Lord – hiding behind our busyness and the defenses we’ve built to justify our sins.

Allow God to save us
Dec 15 2016
Christmas is not just about a moment when God entered human history, but about God sharing with us his own life.

Why Christmas should bother everybody
Dec 15 2016
The distinctive mark of Jesus’ Lordship is love, compassion, forgiveness, and non-violence – but this is not the stuff of sentimentality and warm feelings. It is a provocation, a challenge, a call to conversion of the most radical kind.

Crowded Christmas Masses
Dec 12 2016
As you arrive at Mass this Christmas, please join me in resolving to give the Newborn Savior a gift: resolve to bring at least one person back to the practice of faith in the coming year.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Memorial Mass for Helen Marikle Passano
Dec 08 2016
Helen also manifested her own spirit of hope by giving hope to so many through her many philanthropic deeds.

Statement of Archbishop William Lori on the appointment of Bishops-elect Brennan and Parker
Dec 05 2016
With gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, I warmly welcome the appointment of Monsignors Mark Brennan and Adam Parker as auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore

How to spot fake news
Dec 01 2016
If you are one of the many Americans who get most of your news on Facebook, please stop right now.

Advancing the freedom to serve
Nov 30 2016
In the wake of the national elections, Catholic News Service is posting a series of columns from leading archbishops on key issues facing the church and the new Trump administration.

Amen: Transform young hearts into places of prayer
Nov 29 2016
Praying with young children doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are moments throughout the day that can be turned into opportunities to teach little ones about God.